Wasis Diop & Wally Badarou
Saturday 13 May 2017, 8:00 p.m
Even scheduled in relation with the exhibition "Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier"
As part of the film series Afrique, du visible à l’invisible : un hommage aux cinéastes d’Afrique (“Africa, from the visible to the invisible: a tribute to Africa’s filmmakers”), a special concert by Wally Badarou and Wasis Diop will close the session dedicated to African cinema icon Djibril Diop Mambety. These two famous figures of the music and film-score world, at once composers, authors and performers, will put on a unique concert accompanied by their musicians. This will be Wally Badarou’s first ever live performance in Paris and France.
Wally Badarou (1955-Benin). Lives in Paris.
Self-taught to musician Wally Badarou is an electronic music composer. His international career began at a very early age, both solo and in high profile collaborations with Massive Attack, Level 42, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Talking Heads, Foreigner, Manu Dibango, Miriam Makeba and many others. He wrote and arranged the music for the French Revolution Bicentenary parade devised and organised by Jean-Paul Goude, and has composed many film soundtracks. As a producer, he has also produced albums for Fela Kuti, Salif Keita, Trilok Gurtu and Carlinhos Brown. He has been a board member of SACEM, the French society of authors, composers and publishers of music.
© Waly Badarou
Wasis Diop (1950-Senegal). Lives between Paris and Dakar.
Composer, songwriter and performer Wasis Diop has many film scores to his credit, including the soundtracks of films by his brother Djibril Diop Mambety. He works alone and collaborates with an enormous range of artists from extremely diverse backgrounds. His eclectic music draws on multiple sources of inspiration and calls for a large diversity of instruments. A true musical explorer, Diop fuses African traditions with Celtic and Arabic influences, as well as sophisticated pop and electronica.
© Wasis Diop